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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Psychological & Brain Sciences
University of Washington in Washington,
 
 
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Date Posted 03/01/2022
Category
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Job Description

Position Summary

This position is for a postdoctoral fellow (with benefits) to work on research on implicit bias, social cognition, and intergroup relations.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Analyzing Data: Compile, clean, and analyze data. May also code data from written text or video.
  • Study Development & Coordination: Conduct literature review, design studies, create study materials and coordinate with external partners.
  • Writing: Write manuscripts and prepare grant paperwork.
  • Presentation of Research: Meet with the PI and the lab regularly to discuss research progress and address any issues that arise.
  • Administration: Supervise research assistants, submit applications and modifications to the university IRB, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree in social psychology, sociology, political science, criminology, or a related social science field.
  • Expertise with building lab and web-based survey studies.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete projects, as evidenced by quantity and quality of publications.
  • Evidence of ability to collaborate with colleagues beyond the PhD-granting University.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluency in the use of R for data cleaning and statistical analyses.
  • Expertise with longitudinal data analyses (e.g., via mixed models).
  • Expertise with research design in field experiments and/or program evaluation.
  • Expertise in psychological intervention and/or diversity education.
  • Familiarity with law enforcement administrative data.
  • Knowledge of, or ability to acquire understanding of, theories of prejudice & stereotyping, behavior change, and police behavior.
  • Skilled at research design, participant recruitment, data management, statistical analysis, and scientific writing, and an interest in mentoring junior lab members in these areas.

Salary Range

Base pay is commensurate with experience.

External Applicant Instructions

When you are ready to apply, creating an account only takes a minute. Your account creates a candidate home page which we will use to communicate with you and allows you to apply for jobs and view your application statuses. The first page of the application offers two “Quick Apply” options. Quick Apply allows you to either use a previous application or create a new application using a resume to populate the work experience and education sections of your job application. If using a resume to populate your application, check to ensure the application fields populated accurately. You may skip the “Quick Apply” page by clicking “Next” at the bottom of the page. Documents may be uploaded in the My Experience section of the application. You also have the option to apply with a LinkedIn feature, which allows you to apply by using your LinkedIn profile to populate some of the job application fields.


Pre-Employment Screening
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.


Benefits Statement
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.


EEO/AA Statement
Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.


Diversity Statement
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

Job Description

Position Summary

This position is for a postdoctoral fellow (with benefits) to work on research on implicit bias, social cognition, and intergroup relations.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Analyzing Data: Compile, clean, and analyze data. May also code data from written text or video.
  • Study Development & Coordination: Conduct literature review, design studies, create study materials and coordinate with external partners.
  • Writing: Write manuscripts and prepare grant paperwork.
  • Presentation of Research: Meet with the PI and the lab regularly to discuss research progress and address any issues that arise.
  • Administration: Supervise research assistants, submit applications and modifications to the university IRB, etc.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree in social psychology, sociology, political science, criminology, or a related social science field.
  • Expertise with building lab and web-based survey studies.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete projects, as evidenced by quantity and quality of publications.
  • Evidence of ability to collaborate with colleagues beyond the PhD-granting University.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluency in the use of R for data cleaning and statistical analyses.
  • Expertise with longitudinal data analyses (e.g., via mixed models).
  • Expertise with research design in field experiments and/or program evaluation.
  • Expertise in psychological intervention and/or diversity education.
  • Familiarity with law enforcement administrative data.
  • Knowledge of, or ability to acquire understanding of, theories of prejudice & stereotyping, behavior change, and police behavior.
  • Skilled at research design, participant recruitment, data management, statistical analysis, and scientific writing, and an interest in mentoring junior lab members in these areas.

Salary Range

Base pay is commensurate with experience.

External Applicant Instructions

When you are ready to apply, creating an account only takes a minute. Your account creates a candidate home page which we will use to communicate with you and allows you to apply for jobs and view your application statuses. The first page of the application offers two “Quick Apply” options. Quick Apply allows you to either use a previous application or create a new application using a resume to populate the work experience and education sections of your job application. If using a resume to populate your application, check to ensure the application fields populated accurately. You may skip the “Quick Apply” page by clicking “Next” at the bottom of the page. Documents may be uploaded in the My Experience section of the application. You also have the option to apply with a LinkedIn feature, which allows you to apply by using your LinkedIn profile to populate some of the job application fields.


Pre-Employment Screening
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.


Benefits Statement
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.


EEO/AA Statement
Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.


Diversity Statement
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

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